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System Properties Comparison Geode vs. QuestDB vs. Sphinx vs. Splunk vs. SQL.JS

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NameGeode  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparisonSQL.JS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesAnalytics Platform for Big DataPort of SQLite to JavaScript
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSSearch engineSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.58
Rank#130  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
Score0.45
Rank#240  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score7.58
Rank#53  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score92.11
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Score0.97
Rank#173  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
Websitegeode.apache.orgquestdb.iosphinxsearch.comwww.splunk.comsql.js.org
Technical documentationgeode.apache.org/­docsquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunksql.js.org/­documentation/­index.html
DeveloperOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.QuestDB LimitedSphinx Technologies Inc.Splunk Inc.Alon Zakai infoenhancements implemented by others
Initial release20022014200120032012
Current release1.1, February 20173.3.1 , July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as GemfireOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++JavaScript
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredLinux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesnonoyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (OQL)SQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commandsyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Proprietary protocolHTTP RESTJavaScript API
Supported programming languages.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnonoyesno
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Sharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationConfigurable consistency for N replicasnoneMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes, on a single nodeACID for single-table writesnono infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searchingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yesno infoexcept by serializing a db to a file
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infothrough memory mapped filesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights per client and object definablenoAccess rights for users and rolesno
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GeodeQuestDBSphinxSplunkSQL.JS
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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